COAL TOWNSHIP — A Coal Township man is in Northumberland County Jail after being charged with choking his wife and injuring a 3-year-old girl late Monday night at his residence.

Coal Township police said Phillip Boyles, 29, of 1103 W. Fern St., is accused of choking his wife, Brianna Boyles, 23, until she grasped for air at about 11:30 p.m. He also allegedly placed his wife’s 3-year-old daughter outside in such a way that caused the child to sustain a red mark on her back near her left shoulder blade.

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